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  Anisha Khosla
  Master's Candidate, Graduate Student
University of Toronto and
Rotman Research Institute
(Present)
   
  BSc. Hons, Psychology , Neuroscience & Behaviour  
 
McMaster University
 
   
  Emails:
  akhosla@research.baycrest.org
   
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
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I am a master's student, co-supervised by Dr. Morris Moscovitch and Dr. Jennifer D. Ryan. I am interested in how we contract spatial cognitive maps of the environment we are navigating. Specifically, do we create a template of a spatial map in our mind using rudimentary processes that allow us to update our position in space? We are studying this question using an eyetracking task and a touchscreen task. Ironically, for someone studying navigation, I am terribly bad at it. Before I joined the Moscovitch and Ryan labs, I was an undergraduate student at McMaster University. During my time as an undergraduate, I studied different aspects of human cognition. I was involved in the studies of cognitive adaptation to conflicts, visual imagery, and the impact of a complex dietary supplement on the cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from research, I also enjoy reading books, teaching, volunteering for mental health initiatives, and travelling.

 
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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
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Khosla, A., Cadman, N., Legere, J., O'Malley, S., & Shedden J.M. (in prep). Conflict adaptation: the role of conflict type and stimulus dimensions in the transfer of adaptive processes.

 

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CONFERENCE POSTERS
 

Khosla, A., Cadman, N., Legere, J., O'Malley, S., & Shedden J.M. (2018, May). Conflict Adaptation: the role of conflict type and stimulus dimensions in the transfer of adaptive processes. Poster presented at the International meeting of Psychonomic Society International meeting of Psychonomic Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Khosla, A., Cadman, N., Legere, J., O'Malley, S., & Shedden J.M. (2018, April). Conflict Adaptation: the role of conflict type and task dimensions in the transfer of adaptive processes. Poster presented at McMaster Thesis Symposium, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Khosla, A., Cochrane, B., Milliken, B. (2018, February). Metacognition of visual imagery: how subjective estimates of imagery vividness modulate an imagery effect. Poster presented at Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (L.O.V.E.) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

 
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ACADEMIC AWARDS
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Dean’s Honour List: Fall 2014 – Winter 2018

McMaster President’s Award (Entrance scholarship 95% high school average)

 
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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2019: Introductory Psychology (PSY100) at University of Toronto

2018: Introduction to Human Cognition (PSY270) at University of Toronto

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During my time as an undergraduate student, I often tutored students in Chemistry, Physics, Math, English, and Sanskrit. I also mentored high school students and first year undergraduate students.
 
 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
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2016-2018: Honours Thesis and Independent Projects; Generalization of conflict adaptation processes; supervised by Dr. Judith Shedden; McMaster University

2017-2018: Research Assistant; Utility of trial-by-trial visual imagery vividness ratings; supervised by Dr. Bruce Milliken; McMaster University

2017-2018: Research Assistant; Cognitive effects of a complex dietary supplement on cognitive deficits that characterize Alzheimer's disease; supervised by Dr. Sue Becker; McMaster University

2017: Research Assistant; Age differences in navigation strategies and multisensory integration; supervised by Dr. Judith Shedden; Motion Simulation Lab, McMaster University/p>

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TECHNICAL SKILLS
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Python, R, Bash  

Stats: Frequentist, Bayesian  

Others: SPSS, SR Research's Experiment Builder, ImageJ, MS Office  

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Languages: English, Hindi  
   
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